Time to Say Goodbye
By Dao, age 14, Pennsylvania
Time to say "Goodbye".
I never really understood the meaning of "Time flies by fast",
June 19th, 2009.
It was our last day at J****** Park Academy.
Graduation, or so-called "Move up day" for 8th graders.
That day was like every normal day to me, I really didn't cry a lot.
After seeing all my friends slob in tears, I made a tear drop from my eye.
I was expecting more emotion than that.
Didn't realize that this was it, my days at this school are finally over.
Didn't notice how sad everyone around me was.
Until the night came, and hit me in tears.
Watching video from our trips and viewing pictures - a slide show of everyone in our school - made me regret ...
Regret that I didn't cry.
Regret that I didn't say goodbye.
Regret that I didn't go up to the boy I liked and tell him.
Regret that I didn't stand up for myself.
Regret that I didn't fight back for what I believed.
Regret that I didn't speak up.
Regret that I didn't notice anything.
Knowing the fact that nothing will be the same again.
No more "Hey, I'll see ya at school." Or, "Ughhh, I hate being in Ms. Toll's class."
No more laughing or eating during class.
No more getting on the reading teacher's nerves.
No more hanging out with the same group of friends.
Regret that I didn't do what I should have done.
Why did I try to hold back all of my emotion? Maybe I was afraid to show it ...
Knowing the fact that our stay here is over.
Class of '09
Wish everyone good luck in the future =)